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Indians put premium on their starting pitching
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The value of starting pitching continues to reach new heights. Whether it is through mammoth free-agent contracts or jaw-dropping trade packages, know that the Indians are keeping a watchful eye on just how valuable arms are perceived on the market.

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Tribe exits Meetings with better feel for market
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It was a quiet week for the Indians in terms of headlines. Cleveland’s contingent did not take the dais to announce any blockbuster moves or drop any jaws with any whirlwind trades at these Winter Meetings. That does not mean the Tribe was not busy behind the scenes.

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Grossman signs Minor League deal with Tribe
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Cleveland has signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a Minor League contract that includes an invitation to attend Spring Training with the big league club in Goodyear, Ariz

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Cash wants a 'lot of big innings' from bullpen
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Kevin Cash met with the media Monday afternoon and one thing is certain: The Rays’ manager wants to continue being aggressive with his bullpen.

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Atkins: 'We're a little bit closer' to making a move
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The Blue Jays have remained very quiet during this week’s Winter Meetings, but general manager Ross Aktins believes his team is getting closer to making a move.

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Shapiro: 'Payroll is increasing a lot'
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The Blue Jays’ payroll has become a hot-button issue this offseason, and even though the figures appear similar to last year’s, president Mark Shapiro insisted his team’s expenses have gone up.

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Blue Jays take Biagini in Rule 5 Draft
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The Blue Jays added some depth to their pitching staff on Thursday morning by selecting right-hander Joe Biagini in the Rule 5 Draft.

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Powell is Astros' new assistant hitting coach
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The Astros have hired Alonzo Powell as their assistant hitting coach, manager A.J. Hinch said Monday. Powell, who spent the last four years with the Padres, replaces Alan Zinter, who became the hitting coach in San Diego.

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Singer Taylor to headline Astros' dinner
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Grammy Award-winning singer James Taylor will headline the first Astros Foundation Diamond Dreams Gala dinner Jan. 22 on the field at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros trainers win staff of the year award
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The Astros’ athletic training staff was named the winner of the Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year for 2015 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. The award is given annually to one Major League athletic training staff and is voted on by the full PBATS membership.

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Hinch keeps cool amid raised expectations
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He’s likable, smart and never short on confidence, and Astros manager A.J. Hinch is walking around the site of this year’s Winter Meetings no different from a year ago. The expectations in Houston, however, have changed.

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Calhoun open to making switch from RF to LF
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Could Kole Calhoun switch positions, immediately after winning the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in right field? He would if the Angels sign Jason Heyward, one of very few right fielders — perhaps the only one — who’s actually better defensively.

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